Solar furniture has become an increasingly popular way to power furniture. These innovative devices use a system of integrated solar panels to charge a built-in battery. These systems can also be customized to fit the needs of each individual customer, including WiFi connectivity, in built screens, and more. The technology is particularly suitable for public spaces, such as parks, bus stops, and shopping areas. The company is currently conducting trials that will last three months, allowing consumers to see how their furniture works before purchasing it.
The company has announced a multi-phased effort to reduce its energy footprint. As the world’s largest furniture manufacturer, Ashley is committed to reducing its carbon footprint. Its manufacturing facilities consume more than 100 million kWh each year. In phase one of their solar energy project, the company plans to offset 35% of their electrical requirements with sunshine. The company expects the project to be completed in 2016. The first phase of the initiative will cost approximately $29 million.
The solar electric system will also be used to power Vanguard Furniture’s children’s furniture collection. The company has recently teamed with Eagle Solar & Light and Pisgah Energy to complete the project. The solar electric systems will offset 469 metric tons of carbon dioxide each year, equivalent to the annual energy usage of 57 homes, or the equivalent of driving a 2021 Tesla Model 3 coast to coast ten times.
With the installation of solar energy panels, Vanguard Furniture has already achieved its goal of becoming an eco-friendly brand. In fact, the company is collaborating with the non-profit group Pisgah Energy and the energy company Eagle Solar & Light to develop this project. With the system in place, Vanguard Furniture will offset approximately 469 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually, which is equivalent to the energy usage of 57 homes or driving a 2021 Tesla Model 3 coast to coast ten times.
Ashley’s solar energy project will complement its existing world-class advanced manufacturing facilities. The panels will charge battery-powered industrial vehicles, IoT systems, and automation in the factory. The company’s Arcadia, Wisconsin, facility will benefit from its new solar energy initiative. The company plans to complete the project by 2020. The result is a truly impressive feat. The furniture company is a global leader in the solar industry. Its solar power projects will help it meet the goals of its customers and reduce the energy consumption of our planet.
A company like Ashley has already installed solar panels at its warehouses. Its solar panels can power the company’s headquarters for 16 million kilowatt-hours of electricity annually. Using a solar array on your furniture will help the environment, and will not only save money, but also reduce your electricity bills. The installation of solar panels will also help save money and increase profits. During the last three years, the project generated more than $600 million in clean energy for the furniture industry.